McLuhan once wrote to Pound, seriously balling him out
for having a secret occult design on modern culture, and
having co-conspirators. Apparently McLuhan deduced
that from his discussions with Wyndham Lewis. I believe
that that was in the early 1950s.
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From: "Richard Seddon" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: signs and wonders
> I read much of the arcane and occult in TSE's writings as a spoof on Pound
> and Pound's friends. Whether they knew or not makes that sort of reading
> even juicier. I think Pound knew in a limited way that TSE found some of
> his belief patterns farcical but given Pound's obsessions it meant little.
> Now if Dante had been able to laugh at Pound or Emerson then he would have
> been deeply hurt and concerned. But a contemporary's opinion would not
> fazed him.
> Try TSE as "cool dude". I think you might enjoy an entirely new
> from "serious nerd"
> Rick Seddon
> Portales NM